"People say that Lady Gaga is a lie," the pop star herself once said. "And they are right. I am a lie." From her name -- legally Stefani Germanotta -- to her hair color -- it's naturally brown -- the pop superstar has downplayed or hidden many aspects of her life on the road to fame. Now, RadarOnline.com uncovers once and for all the darkest secrets and juiciest scandals she doesn't want you to know about.
Most recently, Gaga came under fire when it was revealed that her charity spent $1.85 million on expenses in 2012 and gave only one $5,000 grant. Her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, insisted "we are an organization that conducts our charitable activity directly, and we fund our own work. We are not a grant-maker that funds the work of other charities, and were never intended to be."
In 2010, Gaga's ex Rob Fusari sued her for $30.5 million over claims she'd cut him out of the proceeds o fher career after he'd discovered her. The lawsuit was dropped when the two reached a confidential settlement.
As part of that settlement, neither she nor Fusari may talk about each other. As such, in early 2014 he asked a judge to seal certain discovery documents in his case against Gaga's BFF Wendy Starland because they mentioned the pop star. If the information were to leak, he claimed, Gaga would make him pay "heavy monetary penalties."
Her financial records may come to light in court anyways, however. She was recently named in Island Def Jam VP Abou Thiam's custody battle, because a wife wants to get a clear picture of Thiam's finances by seeing how much Gaga pays him.
In late 2013, Elton John revealed he was worried that Gaga was "in a dangerous place." "I'd like to be able to talk to her right now," he said, "but I can't get through to her." She was later spotted at his 2014 Oscar party.
Around the same time, Gaga split with her long-time manager after her album "ArtPop," which one critic called a "train wreck," flopped.
Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne's long-running feud exploded in October 2013 after Gaga posed with Osbourne's mom Sharon after a performance on The X Factor. Kelly tweeted, "Eat My Sh*t!"
Sharon had called Gaga a "bully" and a "hypocrite" after the singer openly criticized Kelly's weight, suggesting she was pregnant.
In October 2013, Gaga received an intervention email from Instagram with information on suicide hotlines after posting photos of disturbing lyrics.
Gaga sued in 2013 when a designer named his "sexitized easy access jeans" GAGAJEANS. He insisted the pants had no link to the singer.
Gaga's assistant Jennifer O'Neill sued her over claims she was cheated out of overtime wages. Gaga insisted in her deposition, "You don't get a schedule. … This is, when I need you, you're available." The case was later settled out of court and dismissed.
Lady Gaga's exclusive New York City restaurant, which her dad owns, has been beset by rodents, bad reviews, and dismal health inspection scores.
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Singer Rebecca Francescatti accused Gaga of ripping off her song "Judah" for Gaga's hit single "Judas." The two both worked with producer Brian Gaynor, who she also sued. The case is ongoing.
Gaga’s BFF Brendan Jay Sullivan wrote in his book Rivington Was Ours that Gaga had once told him she wanted a nose job and “titty life.” He doesn’t reveal if she followed through on the surgery, however.
Gaga has admitted to cocaine use many times. In Sullivan's book, he reveals she told him she "used to do bags and bags of it. … I'd get a delivery and put on some David Bowie and treat myself in the mirror."
In 2013, French artist ORLAN sued Gaga for more than $31.5 million for allegedly plagiarizing her visual work. "Lady Gaga copied the look and style of ORLAN in promotional materials and appearances for Born This Way," ORLAN's attorney Philippe Dutielleul told Radar.
Gaga came under fire -- no pun intended -- when she wore a bra made out of plastic guns during a concert shortly after the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.
In October 2012, Gaga puked onstage, but the vocal track continued playing. She insists she'd never lip synch.
When fans criticized Gaga's curvier figure in late 2012, she posted shots of herself in sheer lingerie and revealed she'd suffered "from bulimia and anorexia since I was 15."
Gaga "has no heart," say reps for PETA, who've slammed her frequent choice of fur fashion.
Baby, she was NOT born this way! Leaked photos from Gaga's 2012 Vogue shoot seemed to suggest that the photo that made the cover was heavily photoshopped.
Put your paws up! Gaga feuded with Madonna in 2012 after the Material Girl suggested her song "Born This Way" was a rip-off of her song, "Express Yourself." Gaga said in concert, "We don't give a f*ck, we know the truth," before covering "Like a Prayer."
Gaga suffered a scary concussion in 2012 when she was hit in the head with a pole onstage.
Her May 2012 concert in Indonesia had to be cancelled after Islamist hard-liners threatened violence against her if she performed.
Gaga was accused of stealing Vampire Diaries boyfriend Taylor Kinney from his San Diego girlfriend Brittany Sackett, according to a report in Star magazine that was never denied.